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Sir Speedy: Which is Better - Athlon 64 X2 or Pentium 4

by btbergman / October 16, 2006 6:43 PM PDT

Given the choice any idea which chip set would be faster / better on an identical computer?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 4200+ (2.2GHz)

OR

Intel Pentium 4 processor 640 with HT Technology (3.2GHz)

The platform would be a HP Desktop (a1340n or a1350n) with:
1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
250GB 7200 rpm hard drive
Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics with up to 256MB shared video memory
Windows XP Media Center

Thanks,

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(NT) (NT) Is this what you have or proposing to buy ?
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2006 12:20 AM PDT
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Proposing to buy
by btbergman / October 17, 2006 1:15 AM PDT

This would be a new system, actually a reconditioned system from HP costing $500. I currently have a Dell Optiplex GX1.

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x2 is faster
by ramarc / October 17, 2006 1:12 AM PDT
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OUTDATED
by Scrotes4Life / October 18, 2006 2:52 PM PDT

I have a 640 P4. It's a great CPU. I just built an E6300 system. It's better. P4 is not going to be around before too long. Get or build a C2D system.

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The Shared Memory Integrated Graphics Will be the Bottleneck
by lbereny / October 22, 2006 8:40 AM PDT

I would also think you'll be the happiest with the Athlon 64 x2 - much newer architecture -- but the video will in the end make the biggest difference.

The P4 with a hot video card will run circles around a mobo using integrated video with shared memory even an x2

Actually a P4 with almost any video card.....

Get the 64 x2 and start saving for a good card.

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